Hi I'm hoping that following on from a broken ankle, I'll be going from a non weight-bearing fibreglass cast to a walking cast. I'll be 2 weeks three days post op, which doesn't sound very long to me. Originally I was told I would be in a full weight bearing cast straight away, although the consultant changed his mind and opted for 2 weeks non weight-bearing. But this still seems a short time (was a double fracture - both sides of ankle but no damaged tendons or ligaments). Anyway - if I do get this walking cast on, how long will it be before I can actually 'walk' without crutches? I know in reality it varies depending on pain threshold etc, but just wanting an indication as could do with walking properly straight away! (I have a 1 yr old and am desperate to do more things than just plonked on sofa!). Every time I look on the dreaded internet, everyone always seems to say they were 6 weeks non weight bearing and so I am beginning to wonder if I am getting my hopes up and i'll not get the walking cast on for ages!